Featuring the work of Matt Siren, Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL), Royce Bannon, Chris & Veng of Robots Will Kill and 2Esae & SKI of URnewyork
New York City is rich with colors, sounds, textures, personal exchanges and human interactions, a scene constantly in motion. Through the busy veil of urban lifestyles is an artistic detail that binds the city together. Mighty Tanaka is excited to present: Iconography, A Reflection of Anonymity. Featuring the artwork of Matt Siren, Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL), Royce Bannon, Chris and Veng of Robots Will Kill and 2Esae and SKI of URnewyork, they represent an accurate cross section of the street art one finds in NYC and beyond.
Each artist demonstrates their own personal blend of techniques and styles as they have developed a highly personalized means of branding their work, and ultimately, themselves. The icons they choose to place on the streets hold an individualized significance, a means of projecting self onto a surface interpreted by the general public. Their work represents a generation’s visionary artistic approach to the urban landscape.
Through a variety of methods including wheat paste, screen print, spray paint, stencils and more, their chosen techniques encompass a broad spectrum of what one encounters on the streets today. However, it is the integrity of the iconic imagery that translates the rawness of the streets into the refinement of the gallery setting.
CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. I was asked to do a post on this. The fruit is not organic but it is relatively local and worthy of support. The Red Jacket Orchard Fruit CSA is dedicated to providing New York City residents with high quality fruit that is straight from our orchards in Geneva, New York. Distribution begins August 10th and memberships are due August 5th.
1. Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain
513 Henry Street, Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens)
Corner of Henry Street and Sackett Street
Tuesdays, August 10 – November 9 from 4:00pm – 6:45pm
2. Jimmy’s No.43
43 E. 7th Street, Manhattan (East Village)
Corner of 7th Street and 2nd Ave
Saturdays, August 14 – November 13 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm
We met at the East River Time’s Up in Williamsburg. The ride was co-led by Jake Dobkins and Becki Fuller, both longtime street art photographers and bloggers.
Becki commanding the megaphone in front of a Williamsburg wall. Though the Time’s Up listing called it a graffiti ride the emphasis was definitely on street art, I learned a lot about artists otherwise unknown to me.
Strangely other listings on the web stated that the ride would cover Queens and Harlem as well, which would have been a sweaty marathon. As it was we covered a large chunk of Williamsburg and then headed to Bushwick, enough riding for me as my trip started across the bridge on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The lines of this amazing rabbit are from a fine tipped spray can, wielded by the French Artist ROA. Factory Fresh had a wonderful show of his work this past May. The bike tour ended up Bushwick and they let us park our bikes behind the gallery to see the show.
A small piece but one of the favorite things I saw, artist unknown to me.
The Christian Paine piece looks in a style he was using five years ago, though most of them deteriorated quickly in the weather. I always like the name, even more blatant than Lost’s Christian Shepard, and the fact that he was putting out one-ups, original paintings on paper.
Grandfather by Gaia. Gaia is a young talented painter and printer, the placement of this piece is ballsy.
Babel Code : osmotic transmissions, Art from the minds of AVOID & Infinity – details
# Location: Mighty Tanaka Studio in D.U.M.B.O
# Duration: May 21st – Jun 11th, 2010
# Cost: FREE
# Contact: Mighty Tanaka , firstname.lastname@example.org
Thought provoking Street Artists AVOID pi & infinity team up for their first duo show together entitled Babel Code. Peering through a semiotic Petri dish intermixed with sub-conscious communication, Babel Code uses primitive and mystical sources as well as runic references, which charges the works of art with a power and energy beyond the objects themselves.
Babel Code challenges the viewer to reconsider the basic notions of communication and cultural change, while providing a closer look into the artist’s own techniques of non-verbal interactions. Building upon a symbolic language shared by both artists, their influences range from a resonance of mixed signals and errant transmissions.
Their symbolism ranges from introverted Platonic deliberation and chemical structures to numerology and DNA; anything and everything from hobo marks and astronomy to grammar diagrams and physics equations.
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…….. Mighty Tanaka gallery, DUMBO………
+++ 68 Jay Street ( F train York street stop then two blocks down the hill on the left ) +++
==== general opening friday may 21, 6-9pm ====
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Juggle This, the 9th annual juggling festival at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. It’s basically Pratt’s huge gym, with the floor covered in a blue protective tarp, and given over to jugglers of all skill levels for three days. There you can learn techniques and show off your skills to your heart’s content. Some of the jugglers I captured on the video are: Joshua Edelman from Jersey City, Michael Glenn from New Hampshire, Keith Leaf, Keith Nelson, Tony Duncan, and the Case Juggling Club. Anyone else here, who is featured here, and wants a link, leave it in the comments.
Just a reminder ELBOW-TOE is participating in A.G.A.S.T
(Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour).
The dates of the studio tour are Saturday and Sunday October 17 – 18 from 1 – 6 pm.
At this event, you will have the unique opportunity to get
small (Recession Sized) versions of ELBOW-TOE pieces at
extremely friendly (Recession Priced) prices. He will be
selling 10 different prints from his latest street work as well
as some oldies but goodies. They will be limited to editions of 30.
He will be setting up an ETSY store to make the ease of purchasing
more convenient for you. Once that is established we will be
integrating a shop section to the site, so check back often.
For more information on on A.G.A.S.T, please visit GowanusArtists.com where you can download a pdf map
for the entire 2 day event.